Do you ever accidentally close a tab in Chrome and then wish you could reopen it? Do you want to know how to reopen closed tabs in Chrome? If so, don’t worry – we’re here to help!
It happens to all of us. We’re browsing the web, and we accidentally close a tab. Or maybe our computer crashes and we lose all of our tabs. Whatever the reason, it is important to know the trick of reopening the closed Chrome tabs so that you don’t lose your work.
In this blog post, we will show you different ways to reopen closed tabs in Chrome.
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How to Reopen Closed Tabs in Chrome Desktop?
On Chrome Desktop, there are different ways to reopen closed tabs. We will list each of them.
Using the “Reopen Closed Tab” option
If you have accidentally closed a tab on Chrome, you can immediately reopen them using the “Reopen Closed Tab” option. Previously this option was available in the Settings menu, but now it is hidden.
Here are the steps to use the option on Chrome Desktop:
On your Chrome tab bar, right-click on an empty space.
From the list select Reopen Closed Tab. This will reopen the most recently closed tab.
You can click on this option multiple times to open all the tabs you have closed recently.
There is also a keyboard shortcut – Ctrl+Shift+T to perform the same action.
To open the drop-down menu on a Macbook that doesn’t have right-clicking enabled, hold down the Control key and then click. Select the Reopen Closed Tab option from the menu.
Similar to Windows, there is a keyboard shortcut for the mac version too – Command + Shift + T.
If you discover that you’ve accidentally closed your whole Chrome window, use the procedure above, and you will find “Reopen recently closed window” instead of “tab”.
Open Recently Closed Tabs Due to Chrome or System Crash
Imagine you’re working on an important project when your Chrome browser or computer crashes. Imagine losing all of your hard work and research in the middle of a crucial project. Don’t worry, Chrome won’t erase your session.
- After the crash, relaunch your Chrome browser.
- You will see a pop-up that will ask you to restore the pages that were closed because Chrome didn’t shut down correctly.
- All closed tabs will be reloaded.
Launch Recently Closed Tabs from Chrome History
You can also easily reopen closed tabs in Chrome from Chrome history:
- Launch Chrome browser
- Click on the three-dot at the top-right corner, and hover your mouse pointer over History.
- Click on the tabs from the list to reopen them.
- You can also restore all the tabs at once. Hover your mouse pointer tabs option and reopen the window with all closed tabs.
How to Reopen Closed Tabs in Chrome Android and iPhone?
To reopen closed tabs in Chrome Android, follow these steps:
- Launch the Chrome browser on your smartphone and tap on the three-dot icon.
- From the menu, tap on the History option.
- Choose a page from the Chrome history to reopen it.
Whether you’re on a desktop or mobile device, there are several ways to reopen closed tabs in Chrome. In most cases, the process is very simple and can be done in just a few clicks. So if you ever lose track of your open tabs, follow the methods listed in this guide to restore them.
Yes, you can! Just follow the steps listed in the “How to Reopen Closed Tabs in Chrome Android and iPhone?” section of this blog post.
Not to worry! Just launch Chrome and you will see a pop-up asking if you want to restore your pages. All of your closed tabs will be reloaded.
Yes, on both Windows and Mac there is a keyboard shortcut – Ctrl+Shift+T (Windows) and Command + Shift + T (Mac). Just press these keys simultaneously and your most recently closed tab will be restored. You can keep pressing the shortcut to restore more tabs.